State Survivor Benefits For New Jersey

War Orphans Tuition Assistance

ELIGIBILITY

  • Children- biological or legally adopted only
  • Children must be between the ages of 16 and 21 when first applying
  • Service member must have died in the line of duty, suicide survivors are not eligible
  • Service member must have been a New Jersey resident at time of death, student must be a New Jersey state resident for at least one year immediately prior to application
  • Can be used with federal benefits

BENEFITS

  • Tuition credit of up to $500 per year
  • A maximum of 4 years of benefits
  • Can be used to defray any school costs to include tuition, fees, room, board and books

DOCUMENTS

  • Copy of DD1300 or DD214
  • Copy of service members death certificate
  • Copy of students birth certificate
  • Proof of residency

Application due date: Prior to the start of the term

Contact for further information: Patty Richter-patty.richter@njdmava.state.nj.us

Note: This information is current as of September 16, 2014. The information provided is meant to provide a general overview of the state benefits and should be considered in connection with individual circumstances.